III All-Ukrainian contest of chorus conductors was held on 12-16 of
December in Kyiv. Spiritual works of Kyrylo Stetsenko were performed,
in particular, «Bless God, my soul», parts of
«Vespers» by Sergiy Rahmaninov,
Mozart, «Ivan Damaskin» by Daneev, chorus concerts
Bortnyanskyy,Vedel. The competition was participated by young
conductors of honoured choir «Trembita», Laureates
Shevchenko Premium. Laureates of the contest Khrystyna Pankevych,
students Tetyana Kirnychuk, Maryana Ferondovych, participant Maryana
Shyketa told about their participation in the competition in the studio
of Voskresinnia Radio.
willing to welcome the spring and Resurrection of Christ by song and
dance, found the most popular hayivkas in collection under the title
«Hayivkas», printed by the publishing house at Lviv
Cathedral of Nativity of the Holiest Mother of God, located in Syhiv,
under the blessing of the cathedral's paroh father Orest Fredyna.
Composer of the collection of hayivkas Halyna Potyuk told about the
preparation of materials.
The cycle of radio stories under the title «Ukrainian sacred
places». Its aim is to acquaint with spiritual heritage of
Ukrainian people: spiritual trips to absolution places, monasteries,
where God's people flooded for centuries for prayer to receive God's
blessing, absolution, soul peace and calmness. Till now there are
wonderworking icons of God's Mother in many monasteries and churches.
Historian and author of book «Vasylian sacred
Volodymyr Hishchynskyy told about their destiny (photo 68).
Lviv, seventh Christmas festival «Velyka Kolyada»
in Cathedral of the Holy Eucharist. The best choruses sang from 7 to 29
of January. This year there were over 30 of them, and not only from
Lviv region, but also from Ivano-Frankivsk, Zhytomyr, as well as from
Lviv inhabitants and gusts of the city, which were quite numerous for
Christmas holidays, could join the mighty action.
The festival was told about by UGCC priest Yosyph Milyan (photo 67).
On Cross Bowing Sunday, 26 of March, opening of exhibition
«Passions of Christ» was held in the National
after Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytskyy in Lviv. Icons and sculptures,
represented in exposition, constitute the collection of sacral art
works of XVII-XX centuries from collection
monks-studites. Exhibition curator - celibate priest Sevastiyan
Dmytrukh (photo 69), head of commission of sacral art of Lviv
Archdiocese of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Vasyl Otkovych, art critic and laureate of National Premium of T.
H.Shevchenko, told about the symbolicalness of exhibition opening
exactly on 26th of March, on Cross Bowing Sunday, and on the day when
Ukrainian people expressed their will on elections, as well as about
special mission of exhibition.
This year Lviv National Museum named after Andrey Sheptytskyy
celebrated its 100 anniversary. The status of Netional was officially
attributed to the museum by the decree of President of Ukraine Viktor
Yushchenko in December last year. Opening of renewed permamnet
exposition «Ukrainian art of XIX-beginning XX
Christmas time was dedicated to this exactly anniversary of the museum.
Curator of the exhibition Oksana Zheplynska told about these events to
the radio audience. Apart from that, another interesting exhibition
«World of levkas and enamel» was also shown in the
museum named after Andrey Sheptytskyy, exposing ancient techniques of
painting on levkased board and enamel in the vision of modern artists,
which stipulated a whole variety of themes and styles. Numerous
attempts to create such an exhibition found its reflection in
catalogues «Imprezy», «Oznaka»,
«Sobor». «Levkas and enamel» as
technological peculiarities of works became the stem of new exposition.
Levkas is a mixture of alabaster and chalk with glue, used for priming
of wooden board. Thanks to levkas and enamel an unsurpassable play of
light and shadow was created, as well as special relief of image,
attributing depth and power to exhibited works. Technique of art enamel
is rather time-consuming, nevertheless creating wonderful effects of
light and colour. The ancient techniques of painting were dwelt upon in
topical issue of Voskresinnia Radio.
Voskresinnia Radio dedicated topical issue to ancient techniques of
painting. Last year a unique book was edited - a artistic album
«Ukrainian folk pysanka». Its author and editor
told about the idea to create such an edition, history of preparation
for print and about pysanka in general.
Numerous programmes were dedicated by Voskresinnia Radio to stories
about sacral painting, in particular, to wonderworking icons of
Krehivska and Krystynopilska BlessedVirgin, described by historian
Lviv Museum of embroidered icons of father doctor Dmytro Blazhenovskyy
exhibited works of group from Sarny economic and juridical lyceum
«Leader» (photo 70-73). More than four years school
graduates embroider the icons on examples of father doctor D.
Blazhenovskyy in group «Vinichik tvorchosti». They
followers. Major part of these icons (more than 25) are kept in the
mini-museum of the lyceum. Members of the group and their tutors came
to Lviv to show their works and share their own experience. The
director of the lyceum Mariya Kolodiz told about the group.
In the period from 8 of June till 12 of July, 2006, the Museum
exhibited embroidered icons of Iryna Svavolya from Kryvyy Rih under the
title «Long way to oneself ». Traditionally the
father doctor Blazhenovskyy invites exhibitions of new, hardly known or
unknown authors of embroidered icons from all Ukraine. Iryna Svavolya
shared her experience and impressions in the studio of Voskresinnia
As we can see, old Ukrainian art of embroidery is gradually reviving
and receives new speed. The meeting of famous Ukrainian artists of
embroidery from different parts of Ukraine in Lviv Museum of
embroidered icons named after father doctor Dmytro Blazheyovskyy. The
reason for meeting was 102 jubilee exhibition of 95-year old Ukrainian
artistVira Royik in Lviv Museum of ethnography. Director of museum of
embriodered icons father Ihor Kovalchuk, follower of father doctor
Dmytro Blazheyovskyy, Yuriy Savka and the main hero of the exhibition
Vira Serhiyivna Royik, embroidery artist, honoured master of folk
creativity of Ukraine.
In Lviv artistic and memorial museum of Ivan Trush the exhibition
«Ivan Trush and his age» was shown for the first
(photo 74-76), presenting portraits of prominent figures of Ukrainian
culture, history, literature, painted by the artist in different
periods. Among them there are in particular portraits of Myhaylo
Drahomanov, Myhaylo Hrushevskyy, Lesya Ukrainka, avlo Zhyteskyy, Ivan
Franko. Lyudmyla Pavlyshyn, the head of the department at artistic and
memorial museum of Ivan Trush at National museum named after
Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytskyy in Lviv, told about portrait of
hierarch of Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church metropolitan Sylvestr
Sembratovych, painted after his death in 1899.
The Institute of collecting of artistic monuments at Scientific Society
named after Shevchenko and in cooperation with Lviv Museum of religion
history opened in the museum exhibition «Folk icon of
Bukovyna», to continue started last year series of
Ukranian home folk icon from private collections. Here are works from
collections of Valko, Lozynskyy, Petruk, Romaniv-Triska, Tsybko,
Yaremchuk are presented.
Celibate priest Sevastiyan Dmytruh told about the collection of about
sixty icons from Bukovyna, which gives the possibility to acquaint
oneself with wide range of Ukrainian painters of icons on wood and
Oles Manko, the first translator of four books «Chronics of
Narnia» into Ukrainian and some other works of Clive Staples
Luis, told in our studio about his work over creative heritage of the
famous writer. Listeners of Voskresinnia Radio has the possibility to
listen to radio version of well-known work of Clive Staples Luis
«Cronics of Narnia».
«Preservation and salvage of Halychyna sacral
an international conference, held on 405 of May in Lviv, It was
organized by lviv Archdiocese of Ukrainian greek catholic Church and
monks of Studium charter. Scientists from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and
specialists from Lviv, from Lutsk museum ofVolyn icon, reserve
«Sophiya Kyivska», Donests regional studies museum
participated in the conference. Celibate priest Sevastiyan Dmytruh, the
head of commission of sacral art of Lviv Archdiocese of UGCC, told
about the aim and goals of the conference.